“The Best Surgeons in the Joint” will be expanding our services to the Bonita Springs/Naples area.

Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida is excited to announce the expansion of our services to the Bonita Springs/Naples area starting this month. Dr. Eichten will be seeing patients starting March 10, 2014. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eichten, call 239-337-2003.

Office Location:
9400 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 204
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

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Dr. Humbert discusses Joint replacement works as ‘last resort’

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Joint replacement works as ‘last resort’

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Congratulations to Dr. Humbert for ranking #1 surgeon for Total Hip Replacements and #2 for Total Knee Replacements in the State of Florida

As ranked by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA)

Condition/Procedure: Total hip and total knee replacements
Age Group: All Adults, Ages 18+
Time Period: April 2012 through March 2013

Log on to www.Floridahealthfinder.gov to see where YOUR surgeon ranks.

 

 

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Welcome to Our Team

Joint Implant Surgeons of FL is very excited to welcome Mårten Karlsson to our practice. Mårten will be joining our team as Dr. Sagini’s Physician Assistant. He joins us from Texas and brings a wealth of Emergency Department and Family Practice knowledge and expertise.

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Dr. Humbert interviewed regarding the “Anterior” approach to hip replacement

Follow this link to Lee Memorial Health Systems Healthy News article “A Minimally Invasive Approach to Total Hip Replacement” :

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Find out more regarding Anterior total hip replacement at Dr. Humbert’s upcoming educational lecture, Saturday March 23, 2013, 10 am at the Gulf Coast Hospital Community Room. Call the office to let us know you would like to attend at 239-337-2003 or email frontoffice@jointimplant.com

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Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida Welcome

Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida welcomes James A. Bynum, M.D., Specialist in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Reconstructive Surgery, Evgeny E. Krynetskiy, M.D., Specialist in Treatments of the Foot and Ankle and David E. Eichten, D.O., Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Fellow in Joint Replacement of the Hip and Knee. We are excited to have a Fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon for all of your orthopedic needs.

Specialist in Joint Replacement and Arthroscopy of the Hip, Knee, and Shoulder
Edward T. Humbert, M.S., D.O.
David E. Eichten, D.O. (Fellowship 8/2012-8/2013)

Specialist in Hand, Shoulder, Elbow and General Orthopedics
Dennis O. Sagini, M.D.

Specialist in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Reconstructive Surgery
James A. Bynum, M.D.

Specialist in Treatments of the Foot and Ankle
Evgeny E. Krynetskiy, M.D.

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Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida is excited to announce our year anniversary at our new location at:

7331 College Parkway
Suite 300
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Our office is now equipped with the latest technologies and most up to date services to help our patients in the diagnostic and recovery processes. The following services have been added to make your office visit convenient and efficient:

Physical, Occupational and Hand Therapy; Digital X-Ray, Open MRI, DEXA Scan, Ultrasound, EMG and Nerve Conduction Velocity testing.

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UF Outstanding Alumnus Award

On April 9, 2010 Dr. Edward T. Humbert, MS, Orthopedic Surgeon was presented with the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. The Outstanding Alumnus Award is the highest honor the department bestows upon an alumnus/a, and is in recognition of a particular achievement of noteworthy value, a series of such achievements, or a career of noteworthy accomplishments. Dr. Humbert of Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida, is located in Fort Myers and was recognized for his unique use of Mechanical Engineering skills/accomplishments and dedication to a career in orthopedic surgery. He specializes in joint replacement of the hip and knee.

Dr. Humbert developed an interest in orthopedics while obtaining his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida and a Masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Akron. After medical school, then orthopedic surgical residency at Ohio University, he completed the prestigious fellowship in hip and knee joint reconstruction under Drs. Thomas Mallory and Adolph Lombardi of Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Humbert has successfully implanted over 6,000 joint replacements and performs more than 900 annually. He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Dr. Edward T. Humbert
Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida
Lee Memorial Hospital Medical Office Center
2780 Cleveland Ave., Suite 709
Fort Myers, Fl 33901
(239) 337-2003

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Dr. Sagini featured in Hand Surgery News article regarding his passion for overseas medical mission work.

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Hip Hip Hurray- A New Approach to Hip Replacement Direct Anterior Intermuscular

Dr. Edward Humbert is among a very exclusive group of surgeons nationwide offering
the anterior approach to hip replacement. He is the first and currently only surgeon in
Lee County who is performing this exciting new approach.

The anterior supine approach, done with patients on their back, uses a small incision in
the front of the hip and avoids cutting any muscles or tendons. Other more customary approaches such as the posterior exposure split through the large gluteus maximus muscle and cut 4 other muscles from the back of the hip which take time to heal and can extend recovery.

The anterior approach cuts no muscles or tendons and should naturally allow a more rapid recovery process and therefore quicker return to normal activity. Other advantages are minimal post-op restrictions and more accurate leg length intra-operative. Since the patient is on his/her back, the surgeon could exactly examine leg lengths during the procedure with the pelvis level. Other approaches with the patient lateral (on their side), the pelvis may not be level and leg length is more difficult to assess.

Dr. Humbert’s goal is to reduce the debilitating pain from arthritis and improve the quality of life for his patients. He feels utilizing this approach gives his patients a more rapid recovery and less restrictions. “This approach is truly the least invasive to the tissues around the hip, and although no surgery is non-invasive this comes close with hip replacement.” -Dr Humbert . Patients interested in learning more about hip replacement through the anterior approach should call Dr. Humbert’s office at (239) 337-2003 to schedule an appointment or sign up for his monthly seminar on hip and knee. As this approach becomes more widely used in the US Dr. Humbert believes it will become the preferred method for primary hip replacement.

Anterior Hip Replacement; Frequently asked questions by Dr. Humbert

1. What approaches are usually used in hip replacements?
Most surgeons have been trained the posterior approach, and less commonly the anterior lateral approach. Over the last several years all hip incision sizes have decreased but the approach under the skin has essentially stayed the same. Both standard incisions split and cut muscle and tendon tissue under the skin, which may extend the recovery and increase pain. The patient is positioned on their side

2. What activities could I return to after hip replacement?
Most patient can resume all activities they feel safe- whether it involves dancing, sporting activities, exercising, golf, tennis, or just the simple things like shopping.

3. How can you get to the hip without cutting any muscle or tendons
After th skin incision this approach is totally different. The hip joint is an anterior joint and actually has very minimal musculature. The muscles that are in the front of the hip have a natural interval, these muscles can be pushed aside and the surgeon works between the muscles. After the surgery there is no muscle or tendons to repair.

4. What are the advantages of Anterior Hip replacement in a nutshell

  • No muscles of tendons cut
  • Leg lengths easy to check for the surgeonAnterior incision does not interfere with sitting or lying on that side
  • Minimal hip precautions and full weight bearing
  • Decreased hospital time (1-2 days)
  • No muscles weakness
  • Cane/walker limited usually to 2 weeks
  • Drive 2-4 weeks if off narcotics
  • Fast return to normal gait
  • Less pain/ faster recovery because muscles are not traumatized
  • Minimizes muscle atrophy seen with other approaches which necessitates splitting of the
  • Gluteus Maximus and cutting some of the external rotator muscles

5. Is there any special equipment needed to perform this approach?
Yes, we have special instruments, which allow us to access the hip more easily. There are surgeons which need a special table to perform this surgery but Dr. Humbert prefers not to use the table for several reasons; the table does not allow for leg lengths to be checked exactly on the table without special x-rays and has been shown to cause fractures of the ankle and/or femur.

6. If this is so great, why aren’t all orthopedic surgeons performing anterior hip replacement?
That is a good question and there are many reasons. Most orthopedic surgeons were trained to do hip replacement through a posterior approach in the US, as I was in my residency. This approach works, has excellent results and it’s very difficult to change. But being open to change has allowed me to explore the anterior-lateral and anterior approach to the hip, which I feel give advantages to my patients. I truly think the anterior approach will be the preferred exposure of the future once more new up and coming surgeons learn the approach.
Dr. Edward Humbert is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and has advanced fellowship training in Hip and Knee replacement. He currently performs more than 900 replacements a year. Please call his office today if interested in this exciting new approach to hip replacement. (239) 337-2003

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